The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection includes the following character notes:
'CLIVE WILLIAMS Man in his early 30's. Building contractor who has become involved in stolen goods racket to help overcome financial difficulties. Basically a bad businessman - when faced with crisis, is inclined to go to water. Sincere, quite good looking.
'SUSAN WILLIAMS His wife, mid 20's. Blinded in an accident not long before. Attractive - strong will, refuses to give in to her plight. Could have been Clive's strength had he been honest with her.
'VIN WILLIAMS Clive's elder brother. In his 40's. A tough parasitic no-hoper. Has been involved in crime most of his life - this time, goes too far. Sadistic quality.
'JENNY Clive's "girl Friday". Slightly kooky, pleasant, efficient, in her 20's.
'DOUG THOMAS Man in mid 30's. Building inspector - takes himself perhaps too seriously. Underneath, probably a normal bloke, but has a touch of the Government Official .... enjoys his title.
'NEDDY Gnarled old contact for stolen goods. Runs a very run-down garage. Lives for what he can get out of life. Cryptic in conversation.
'HERB ARMSTRONG Local bricklayer. About Clive's age, but smaller physically. Normal bloke - just wants his money.
'UNIFORMED CONST. (GRAEME) A slight hint of the know-it-all, very young, inexperienced, keen.
'GARAGE ATTENDANT Youngish. A friendly Stanley, who is perceptive enough to sense something wrong when Hogan is in car with Vin Williams.
'2ND CONST. At Wilga roadblock.'
Writing Disability in Australia
|Type of disability||Blindness.|
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||Third person.|